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Taller de Músics ESEM offers a Bachelor Degree in Music, with 240 ECTS credits, specialising in Jazz Performance, Modern/Popular Music Performance, Vocal-Songwriting Performance. This is an official qualification recognised within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and has the same validity as a university degree.

  • ACADEMIC PERIOD | September to June
  • ENTRANCE EXAMS | Registration: April to June
  • APPLICATIONS | July and September
  • MODALITY | Presential
  • DURATION | 4 years
  • TITLE | Bachelor Degree in Jazz and Modern Music Performance

Bachelor Degree in Jazz and Modern Music Performance


The aim of the Bachelor Degree in Jazz and Modern/Popular Music Performance is to train musicians to be capable of:

  • competently interpreting different repertoires of jazz and modern music as a basis for dealing with any other modern repertoire
  • understanding, designing and organising study and practice in such a way that they can become their own teacher
  • and knowing the professional, technological, artistic and cultural environment so that they can design, create and direct their own project or integrate into the projects of others, adding value.

The design of the itineraries offered (Jazz, Modern/Popular Music, Vocal-Songwriting) has a very practical character thanks to the dynamic work done from by Taller de Músics, the master’s and workshop programs, along with the involvement of the Management & Productions department of the Taller de Músics in the students’ projects.

The teaching staff includes pedagogical professionals specialised in Jazz, Modern/Popular Music and Songwriting, who are active artists at the highest level.


Access to higher artistic education requires the fulfilment of certain academic preconditions of which passing a specific access test that should, taking the the subsequent management of the admission procedure into consideration, be completed enough time ahead prior to the start of the academic year. The specific access test allows to asses the students’ attainment levels of the abilities and competences necessary to be admitted to higher education.

Applying for the Bachelor of Music: requirements, calendar, sample tests…

Specialisation in Performance

The profile of the student who accesses studies in the specialisation of performance, both in the field of Jazz, Modern/Popular Music, Vocal-Songwriting and in the field of Traditional Music and Flamenco, is that of a student who knows styles, historical periods and formations representative of these kinds of music.

The student must be able to recognise habitual forms, both additively and through a score, and should be able to locate himself, expressing himself with rhythmic and harmonic adaptation. Likewise, they must show a predisposition to build their own or personalised sound, be able to link breathing with the musical phrase and must know how to adapt the interpretation and improvisation in differentiated styles, showing technical skills concerning the instrument that allow them to reach higher studies without specific difficulties.

They must also know how to use musical notation to write and read with fluency. In addition, they must know how to build their study strategies in order to overcome challenges of an academic or practical nature. They must be able to express opinions and artistic evaluations in a respectful and coherent way, and show abilities to work both individually and in a team.


Pedagogical team

Santiago Galán

Pedagogical Director

Néstor Giménez

Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Jazz Performance

Jaume Gispert

Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Jazz and Modern-Popular Music Performance

Anna Luna

Voices Coordinator

Joan Monné

Instrumental Ensembles Coordinator


Alejandro di Costanzo
Piano, Instrumental Ensemble, Secondary Instrument Piano
Ana Rosa Landa
Piano, Secondary Instrument Piano
Andreu Moreno
Drums, Specific Repertoire Drums
Andreu Zaragoza
Instrumental Ensemble, Electric Guitar
Àngel Ferrer
Electric Guitar, Secondary Instrument Electric Guitar
Anna Luna
Voice, Secondary Instrument Voice
Anna Ponces
Supplementary Repertoire
Apel·les Carod
Violin Violin
Carles Expósito
Body Education
Carola Ortiz
Collaborator Teacher
Clara Luna
Voice, Breathing, Rhythmic Improvement
Cristina López
Flamenco Singing, Flamenco History, Specific Repertoire, Introduction to Music Technology
David Domínguez
Percussion, Rhythmic Basics of Flamenco
David Mengual
Instrumental Ensemble, Electric Bass, Double Bass
David Pastor
Trumpet Trumpet
Enric Hernàez
Career Development: Songwriting and Production
Enric Vázquez
Jazz History
Ismael Alcina
Electric Bass, Instrumental Ensemble
Jaime del Blanco
Violin, Rehearsal Techniques
Jaume Gispert
Piano, Instrumental Ensemble, Culture and History
Javier Cisneros
Instrument and Voice Pedagogy, General Pedagogy of Music, Management of Music Education Centers, Music and Computing, Instrumental Ensemble
Jefferson Otto
Drums, Instrumental Ensemble
Joan Monné
Piano, Instrumental Ensemble
Joan Terol
Drums, Vocal Improvisation
Jordi Farrés
Electric Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble
Jordi Gardeñas
Drums, Improvisation (I)
Jordi Gaspar
Collaborator Teacher
Juan Gómez “Chicuelo”
Flamenco Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble Flamenco Guitar
Lluc Casares
Sax/Clarinet, Instrumental Ensemble, Composition Basics, Big Band
Luis Alfonso Guerra “Luisito”
Percussion, Latin and Flamenco Drums, Introduction to Latin Percussion
Magalí Sare
Voice, Instrumental Ensemble
Manel Fortià
Instrumental Ensemble
Marc Ayza
Drums, Instrumental Ensemble
Marcel·lí Bayer
Sax/Clarinet, Transverse Flute, Formal Analysis Clarinet, Sax
Marco Mezquida
Collaborator Teacher
Meritxell Neddermann
Collaborator Teacher Piano, Instrumental Ensemble
Néstor Giménez
Ear Training, Harmony, Instrumental Ensemble
Núria González Cols
Voice, Instrumental Ensemble, Vocal Improvisation, Rhythmic Improvement
Octavio Hernández
Electric Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble
Olga López Espejo
Voice (I), Voice (II)
Oriol Martínez
Percussion Percussion
Oriol Roca
Drums, Instrumental Ensemble
Pau Lligadas
Electric Bass, Double Bass, Instrumental Ensemble
Pau Vidal
Collaborator Teacher Transverse Flute, Instrumental Ensemble
Paula Grande
Voice, Specific Repertoire
Pepe Motos
Flamenco Guitar, Percussion, Instrumental Ensemble Cajón Flamenco, Flamenco Percussion, Flamenco Fusion Ensemble
Publio Delgado
Improvisation (I), Harmony
Ramon Ángel Rey
Drums, Instrumental Ensemble, Improvisation (I), Improvisation (II), Rhythmic Improvement
Ramon Cardo
Sax/Clarinet, Instrumental Ensemble, Improvisation (II), Big Band Ear Analysis, Instrumental Ensemble
Raül Reverter
Instrumental Ensemble, Ear Training, Supplementary Repertoire Sax, Instrumental Ensemble, Big Band
Santi de la Rubia
Sax/Clarinet, Improvisation (I), Improvisation (II), Theory of Collective Performance, Instrumental Ensemble Sax, Instrumental Ensemble
Santiago Galán
General History of Music, History of 20th Century Popular Music, Baroque Music Analysis, Classicism Music Analysis, Main Composition, Music and Computing
Sergi Sirvent
Piano, Instrumental Ensemble, Improvisation (II)
Toni Pagès
Drums Drums
Úrsula Pilar San Cristóbal
Language and Communication, Musical Thought
Vicenç Solsona
Electric Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble, Transposition and Comping
Vicent Pérez
Trombone, Instrumental Ensemble Trombone, Instrumental Ensemble
Víctor de Diego
Instrumental Ensemble
Valentí Adell
Specific Repertoire, Supplementary Repertoire Piano, Instrumental Ensemble
Yeray Hernández
Electric Guitar, Didactics of Instrument and Ensemble Electric Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble


The syllabus of the Bachelor in Music consists of 4 academic courses of 60 ECTS credits each, distributed across subjects of different categories:

  • Basic training subjects: They are subjects of culture, thought, history, language and techniques of music.
  • Compulsory specialisation subjects: They are subjects of instrument or voice, complementary instrumental training, ensemble music, improvisation, composition, production, and management.
  • Optional subjects: They complement the training with a range of different subjects.
  • Final Project (TFG)

The assignment of credits for each subject includes the hours corresponding to the academic classes, hours of study, the accomplishment of works, practices, projects and the preparation of examinations and evaluation tests.

Download Study Plan Jazz and Modern Music Performance



In order to obtain a Bachelor Degree in Music, it is necessary to prepare and publicly defend a final work, which is a direct outcome of what has been learned. This is the writing of a project with a set of explanations, theories, ideas or reasoning on a specific subject that should even more be put into practice in the form of a concert or performance key.

The student must demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge and know how to communicate conclusions, knowledge and theories on which it is based. The TFG must communicate the results or conclusions reached in the study of a subject in an organised, formal, clear and precise way, as well as the methodology used, the process followed, the documents consulted etc. In short, it is a question of transmitting that is most important.

Professional skills

The graduate in Performance must be a highly qualified professional in musical interpretation, with mastery of his instrument and the repertoire inherent to his specialisation, knowing the technical and acoustic characteristics of his instrument and deepening its historical development, as well as that of a complementary instrument.

The graduate must perform at a high level in accordance with the specific characteristics of his/her modality and specialisation, both as a soloist and as member of an instrumental ensemble. Furthermore must he/she have the capacity to situate him/herself in multidisciplinary artistic contexts, always with a well-defined artistic personality being receptive to evolution.

They must also have knowledge of technological possibilities as a tool for the creation and support of their work. Likewise, they must be trained in the exercise of musical analysis with a wide aesthetic spectrum, and must have critical thought about the creative fact along with the capacity to transmit it orally and rigorously in writing. Finally, they must have a solid humanistic and methodological background to be able to carry out musical research and experimentation tasks.


Click on the links below to get further information about how to apply to Bachelor of Music, academic calendar, tutorial action plan, scholarships and funding, credit recognition, mobility programmes, Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC), student card…

General Information about the Bachelor of Music

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